Back in Febuary 2009 I posted an article (#RG00D) on the licensing of RES Wisdom as licensing had changed a lot at the time. With the release of Automation Manager 2011 this year, we have a new license scheme on our hands once again. Basic licensing of a workstation has been dropped from 1 to 0.5, a new Small Busines Server connector has been added and also there’s the whole Service Orchestration piece which charges 0.5 licenses per serviced user. In short, it was time to give the Licensing article a well deserved overhaul.
Tip: Try clicking on the calculator on the right to jump directly to the new calculator thingy.
To read the entire licensing article, click here
Remember a little while back, we looked into how much money can be saved by turning off computers? An article was posted last month on how and how much money you can save if you can turn off selected computers and servers for a few hours every week. In case you missed it, the article can be read here.
To make the point that we here at RESguru.com are not completely bonkers (that is besides the point :), here’s a newspaper clip from the Reading Post (in the UK) of Febuary 11th. Click on it to view full-size.
Like the cover of the yellow books say: A reference for the rest of us! With the release of Wisdom 2009, RES made some changes to the way the products are licensed. This post is an attempt to clarify matters a bit, as it recently has become a red hot topic. The document describes both the agent and the connector licencing scheme, and there is a nifty calculator in the article to help you figure out your license needs and associated costs.
Click on the preview picture of the calculator below to read the complete article:
A new calculator has been posted. This one will help you determine how much power and thereby money you can save by utilizing RES Wisdom to turn off/servers in your environment. This subject was adressed in an article by Edgar over at the RESinside blog. The PowerSaver calculator builds on that article. On top of that, a ROI calculator has been thrown in for good measure. This will enable you to, just based on the simplest of Wisdom’s features, find out how long before Wisdom has paid for itself.
Have a look for yourself. Click on the preview screenshot to launch it
This is kinda cool. This estimation tool will let you take a qualified guess at how big your PowerFuse database will be, approximatly. Now - before you jump in to it, here’s a brief reality check. The calculator only deals with the big tables in the PowerFuse datastore, namely the PowerTrace tables. These are the ones that matter when it comes to size. The rest of the database would rarely exceed 100 Meg anyway. Just to be clear, the following items are not taken into consideration:
- Custom Resources
- Uploaded .ADM files
- Desktop and Screensaver bitmaps
- Odd-sized icons
- Other stuff you upload into the database.
The PowerTrace engine in PowerFuse will create database records the moment a user starts an application or launches a website. When the user closes the app or website, the record create earlier is updated with and end-timestamp. Each record created by PowerTrace is 512 bytes in size.
The calculator is an external spreadsheet stored at EditGrid.com, where one can make online excel calculators. Have a look at the calculator by clicking on the preview image below: